A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.

Have you ever noticed the unoriginality in city names? Take Portland for example. It's named after Portland Maine. Not very original. And it's not like the altrnate names they had when selecting were any better. The name of Portland Oregon was decided on a coin toss. The other name? Boston. I wonder where they came up with that one.

Is there a single state on the Pacific or Atlantic with out a Newport or New Port?

Then you get with in the cities. How many cities do you think don't have a Main St.?

Are people really that unimaginitive?

I'm just wating for USA City to be founded. All the east-west streets will be named after states. All the north south streets will be common city names. Where do you live? In the Pacific North West District on Portland and Oregon. Ummm... Yeah...

Anyway, Digital Journalist has a feature hyping a photobook on towns with unusual names. Scroll to the bottom for the link to enter the feature.

If you could come up with a scheme for naming streets or cities, what would it be?

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